Author: Janine Moore

Cornwall – Walking the Coastal Path to Charlestown

Cliff walks are fantastic, especially when discovering a new walk where the views surprise and delight at every turn. Our clifftop walks took us from the lovely Carlyon Bay and around a very scenic route to Charlestown near St Austel. Charlestown itself is a quaint and unspoiled historic port that was constructed by Charles Rashleigh between, 1791 and 1801 especially for the export of coal, copper and then china clay, as the local mining industry expanded and thrived. As a local land owner and businessman, Charles took full advantage of this industry expansion in creating the harbour and enabling businesses to thrive and the town to grow exponentially, Charlestown is of course named after its creator, although it was originally called West Polmear and had a tiny population of less than...

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Kedleston Hall – Parkland Walks and Lakeside Views

On arrival at Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire, it was plain to see there’s much to explore, through the ancient parkland and along the lakeside, there is plenty of open space for all to enjoy, long walks, short walks or somewhere to picnic. We decided to combine a lakeside walk with a long walk, the weather was fine, and the views were worth every step as we explored the parkland. The long walk is a circular which is way marked and roughly 3 miles in length taking in parkland that was designed and planted between 1761 and 1776, at the centre is the stunning 18th Century,...

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Walks Through Wyming Brook Nature Reserve – Hidden Wilderness

Wyming Brook Nature Reserve near Sheffield, South Yorkshire is a site of special scientific interest close to Rivlin Dam reservoir just off the A57. This is such a scenic area and popular with walkers and photographers for obvious reasons. We usually park at Rivlin Dam car park from the A57 but there’s a dedicated car park higher up and close to Redmires Reservoirs off Redmires Road. We discovered Wyming Brook nature reserve completely accidentally after visiting the area for the 3rd time and It felt like we had discovered a hidden beauty spot with cascading water and little wooden bridges crossing the babbling brook, a rocky, rugged, yet beautiful place within a winding valley, I feel that this reserve is quite special, and we were lucky to discover it on our walking detour one day.   After parking at Rivlin dam, boots on and ready to go, we headed along a foot path out of the car park and toward a plantation...

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Stanage Edge and Robin Hoods Cave – A Stroll in the Peak District

There’s nothing like good memories to warm the soul and an outing to Stanage Edge in the Derbyshire Peak District and discovering Robin Hoods cave will do just that, what a fun day trip, a memorable stroll with stunning views! Stanage Edge not only has pride of place in the hearts of hikers and climbers but is steadfast in my heart with glowing memories of adventures and romantic views that leave you yearning to return. Kiera Knightly in character as Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice once stood upon a rock on Stanage Edge to experience freedom, and to breath in the fresh air. What a fantastic location to experience freedom and fresh air, on the edge taking in the scenery and of...

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A Derwent Dam Circular Walk in the Peak District

The Peak District for me is a constant love and magnet that is fascinating and rugged in any season, I’ve enjoyed walking in Derbyshire for most of my life and spent many happy times here with my family for well over 28 years, whether going the distance or a gentle stroll, it is all an adventure and always fun. The Derwent dam circular was again one of those memorable family days strolling along the shore of Ladybower reservoir in the Derbyshire Peak district. A short intro and a little history of the Derwent Dams; first and foremost known for its part in developing the bouncing bomb used during the second world war, the pilots of 617 Squadron used the Derwent dams to practice low level flights...

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Calke Abbey Ancient Parkland Walks Through the Seasons

My family and I love to return to Calke Abbey in Ticknall, time and time again, we seem to find ourselves discovering more trails to walk each time and uncovering more of its secrets on every visit. The house is wonderful, in fact, my favourite stately home simply because of its quirky eccentricities which show through the reclusive, quirky character of the Harpur-Crewe family.  Sir Vauncey Harpur-Crewe 10th Baronet especially so, he was an avid collector, his main collection, among many other things and his main compulsion was with his collection of stuffed animals, of which there are hundreds! Calke Abbey in Ticknall, Derbyshire is not actually an Abbey...

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